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The Red Cross had to raise 75,000 dollars for the statue [Annotator’s Note: for a Red Cross memorial]. It was made by...
David Roderick was discharged as soon as the war was over. When he was home he had bad dreams and once he hit the...
Josephine Pescatore would do it all again tomorrow if she had the same kind of troops, which she is sure they are....
Charles Fitts does not know what he would have been if not for the war. Before the war, Fitts wanted to be a left...
Edward Tipper remembered the attack on Carentan and his subsequent wounding as an ordinary series of events. The most...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
Being a submariner prepared Billy Grieves for his career as a firefighter. After seeing the worst, everything else is...
Robert Williams thinks it very important that museums and memorials commemorating World War 2 continue to tell the...
William Curtis believes that people should study World War 2 in the future because it is part of history. Curtis did...
For Harley Reynolds, it was extremely emotional going back to Normandy for the first time. Reynolds and the honorary...
When Richard Higgins returned to the United States he went to Quantico to drive a truck. He would drive civilians to...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...
Robert Harris appreciated being an American much more after his experiences in the Second World War. He had thought...
David Yoho was on a fleet oiler in World War 2. The ship took on fuel sometimes from a fuel barge in order to refuel...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
James Livaudais saw that the German troops in Ludwigslust, Germany tried their best not to be taken prisoner by the...
Russell Hoff has vivid memories of his prisoner of war experiences.  He has flashbacks that will probably never leave...
Frank Buschmeier and the others were loaded onto trucks the following day and sent to a local base. The guys were...
Francis Dymnicki feels The National WWII Museum is important as a repository of our history. It is the only place to go...
more missions after D-Day and then returned to the United States. He was in Milwaukie on V-E Day and in Louisiana when...
Kelly Kuwayama feels that the war changed him because he met so many Japanese Americans. It was the first time seeing...
The Red Cross was rewarding work for Barbara Pathe. She was always there to talk. They were always exhausted. Listening...
Masaji Inoshita asked the man [Annotator’s Note: the man who helped Inoshita’s family when they were being interned]...
Joseph Motil had a feeling that the soldier he was next to was run over by his own tank. Motil got to England and he...
Frank Buschmeier got seven letters in one day at Stalag Luft IV. One of the men volunteered to read his letters for him...
[Annotators Note: Because of audio problems the interview is picked up mid story.] William Dabney was able to marry his...
Masaji Inoshita asked for early retirement [Annotator’s Note: from the army]. He was told that he was needed. They were...
During one of his breaks in Sicily, Frank Mancuso wrote a letter that was never answered. When he came back to the...
Raymond Wells was by himself with a .30 caliber machinegun and took out three enemy snipers. He moved to San Pietro and...
Frederick Hollis contributed to the war effort through scrap drives held in Detroit. At the collection points, snow...
[Annotators Note: Interviewer is setting up the interview and it begins with small talk about the war.] Arthur...
Meyer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1920. She went to the Ursuline Academy there. She was listening to the...
Ralph Crump [Annotators Note: For the first 22:26 of this interview the interviewer and interviewee chat about family...
Swinney was born in LaSalle, Illinois and grew up in Gary, Indiana. During that time, Gary had the Carnegie Illinois...
Rackley did not have much of a relationship with his commanding officer [Annotator's Note: Rackley is referring to his...
Swinney had complications with her pregnancy and was admitted to the hospital over Christmas. The baby was born and...

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